One of the Best Ways to Train Without Shooting Ammo
August 2, 2017 By Dave Young (YoungBuckDave)
When it comes to shooting firearms, frequent and consistent training are essential to ensure that your skills do not diminish. There are many ways you can train to make sure you do not lose your skills that include: live fire training, attending an instructional firearms course, and dry fire practice. In my personal experience and opinion, dry fire practice is one of the easiest and best ways to make sure your skills remain highly proficient without ever having to fire a single round. What if there was a product out there that could monitor your dry fire practice and give you immediate feedback to help you during your training session? Well look no further, the company Mantis has made a new firearms training system called the MantisX.
The MantisX is a sensor that you can attach to the rail of your pistol or rifle that delivers data back to the user by simply linking up the sensor to a free app you download onto your Smartphone. For each shot the MantisX detects the direction of barrel movement during the trigger pull. For example, if you tend to shoot left, the left sector on the target wheel will light up with a problem that was detected and a solution to correct it. Each shot is then scored depending on how much you moved away from your sighted position during the trigger pull. It then gives you feedback on the quality and accuracy of the shot. Each shot is scored, with 100 being perfect, and virtually impossible to attain unless you lock the gun in a vice. After each shot, a user can refer to the app, not only to view what they did wrong, but also to receive input for corrective action. After each session, the user is given an average score, which is then charted. This gives the user overall feedback on the average problem that was detected, and recommendations on how to correct the problem.
The MantisX isn't limited to just dry fire practice. This device can also be used during live fire training by just selecting a different option under the settings menu. Its design was intended for live fire training but quickly developed into an amazing training tool for dry fire training as well. The result is still the same with either method of training and provides the user with real time feedback on their performance. After using this device over time, it has greatly improved my skills in shooting and helped fix issues I had in real time. Using the MantisX Firearms Training Device has become a regular part of my shooting routine. It is a great way to improve my shooting skills without having to use hundreds of rounds of ammo. The actual device is very small and portable; it can be taken anywhere. Mantis will be continually evolving the capability and functionality of the MantisX by releasing app updates regularly. The MantisX is definitely a game changer in the world of training. I personally love everything it has to offer and the help it has given me while I strive to become a more proficient shooter.
Find out more about the MantisX Firearms Training System by visiting their website www.mantisx.com